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Coping during COVID: Local stand-up comedian Jacky Ng turns to online to engage his audiences
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Coping during COVID: Local stand-up comedian Jacky Ng turns to online to engage his audiences

He is used to performing in front of noisy crowds across several bars and clubs at Boat Quay so when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of such entertainment venues across the island, local stand-up comedian Jacky Ng found himself in an unfamiliar position.  “My biggest fear at the start was about staying relevant to the audiences. I was worried that if we were to go through the circuit breaker for too long, people will start to forget about me. And when I resume doing live shows after this pandemic, people might not want to come down to watch anymore,”…
Surviving without the Google Play Store? – A look at life as a Huawei user
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Surviving without the Google Play Store? – A look at life as a Huawei user

The Google Play store is no more — at least for Huawei devices. The ongoing trade war between the US and China has made it so that the app store synonymous with Android is not included within the Huawei family of mobile products (including the latest P40 series), for now. While there are ways to get the Google Play store on a Huawei phone, it can be a hassle especially for those who aren’t tech-savvy. But Huawei has its own answer to app distribution: AppGallery.  So does the experience adequately fill the void left out by Google? That is the…
Is 5G going to change our world? Here’s what you need to know
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Is 5G going to change our world? Here’s what you need to know

What is 5G? For most of us, the terms 4G or LTE (short for Long-Term Evolution) just mean faster mobile data. If you have heard about the incoming 5G (the fifth generation cellular network technology), you are probably thinking that it could mean even faster mobile data than 4G.  You wouldn’t be wrong, but 5G can be so much more than just that. On a technical level, yes, 5G is an upgrade to our existing 4G/LTE connections. As shared by Huawei’s Deputy Chairman Ken Hu at MWC19 Shanghai, we can expect to see a jump in data speeds from 4G’s…
The Trick to Taking Insta-Worthy Photos for Ladies – Part 1: How to Choose Your Backgrounds, Strike Your Poses, and Plan Your Angles
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The Trick to Taking Insta-Worthy Photos for Ladies – Part 1: How to Choose Your Backgrounds, Strike Your Poses, and Plan Your Angles

Have you ever wondered how other ‘Instagrammers’ all seem to have amazing, coordinated feeds, while yours turn out plain, messy, and boring? If you aspire to start taking better photos of yourself without having to burn a hole in your pocket on expensive clothes and professional camera equipment, this is the guide you’ve been waiting for. To create an eye-catching photo, there are a few things to look out for: the background, the outfit, the angles, the poses, and the general colour scheme. All of this may sound daunting, but once you get the hang of it, taking good pictures…
Tech Brief: Instagram Betrays World, VR Replaces Friends & Festivals, and… Butter Spray
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Tech Brief: Instagram Betrays World, VR Replaces Friends & Festivals, and… Butter Spray

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  THIS WEEK, WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE TRAITOR THAT IS INSTAGRAM. THAT IS ALL. The World’s Largest Photo-Sharing Platform Just Pissed Off ALL Its Users In a blog post released on 15 March (“BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH”), Instagram tried its best to convince its few hundred million users that switching to an algorithm-based feed is really the best decision. Wrong. I’m not entirely sure where they plucked that observation that “people miss on average 70 percent of their feeds”…
Tech Brief: Einstein Proven Right, Instagram Does Right, and Wi-Fi In Lightbulbs
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Tech Brief: Einstein Proven Right, Instagram Does Right, and Wi-Fi In Lightbulbs

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  It’s been an exciting week for geeks the Tech world, with a breakthrough in the search for gravitational waves, a major Instagram update (the one everyone’s been waiting for), and a new form of Wi-Fi that works through… the lightbulb in your home. Gravity Is Real, You Guys… Okay so it’s not that simple. The headline that Tech Insider used was more along the lines of “Scientists just detected gravitational waves for the first time ever”. 100 years after Einstein predicted their existence,…
The Best Anti-Social Things To Do During Chinese New Year
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The Best Anti-Social Things To Do During Chinese New Year

Ah, the Chinese Lunar New Year, a time of family and traditions to celebrate the coming year and the hopeful harvest of abundance. But alas, we can do without the stifling gatherings, the strict codes (no black, really?) and most of all, attempting to converse with cousins, aunts and strangers you’ve only heard gossip about from your parents. It’s time to be anti-social with our anti-social guide. So to give you some entertainment after you collapse into a random armchair and whip out your phone, let our anti-social guide tell you some of the very best anti-social things to do…
Tech Brief: GoPro Falls From Grace, Twitter Executive Shakeup, Instagram Ads Boom
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Tech Brief: GoPro Falls From Grace, Twitter Executive Shakeup, Instagram Ads Boom

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  It’s been an exciting week – perfect for our very first Tech Brief here at DANamic.ORG. Let’s take a look at the biggest stories this week, involving Twitter, Instagram, and GoPro! Twitter Execs Leave Company, Stock Continues To Fall In the 3 months that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has spent at the top following his return, we’ve seen the switch from the classic “Favourite” star to the flamboyantly-animated heart-shaped “Like”. While rumours are swirling that the tweet limit might be expanded from…
See What See: The Esplanade Through Instagrams
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See What See: The Esplanade Through Instagrams

Welcome to “See What See”, the laziest series on DANamic.ORG. Travel around Singapore and do your touristy sightseeing – all through your screen! The best way to discover Singapore is through a local’s eyes, so take a peek from wherever you are – through the magic that is Instagram embeds. Here’s the best part: it’s all free! “We believe in making the arts accessible for everyone. As a not-for-profit arts centre, we are driven by our mission to entertain, engage, educate and inspire through the arts. Our social motivations guide our programmes so that there is always something for everyone to…
See What See: The National Gallery Singapore Through Instagrams
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See What See: The National Gallery Singapore Through Instagrams

Welcome to “See What See”, the laziest series on DANamic.ORG. Travel around Singapore and do your touristy sightseeing – all through your screen! The best way to discover Singapore is through a local’s eyes, so take a peek from wherever you are – through the magic that is Instagram embeds. Best of all: it’s all free! The National Gallery Singapore may be just a fortnight old, but it’s already seen quite a bit. Since its doors opened on November 24, the museum has already survived a shattered glass door, crushed artistic dreams, and more than 170,000 visitors. The revamped amalgamation…
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